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142201 VO Introduction to Saivism: from Veda to Tantra (2020W)

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 07.10. 13:25 - 14:55 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 14.10. 13:25 - 14:55 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 21.10. 13:25 - 14:55 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 28.10. 13:25 - 14:55 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 04.11. 13:25 - 14:55 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 11.11. 13:25 - 14:55 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 18.11. 13:25 - 14:55 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 25.11. 13:25 - 14:55 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 02.12. 13:25 - 14:55 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 09.12. 13:25 - 14:55 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 16.12. 13:25 - 14:55 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 13.01. 13:25 - 14:55 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Wednesday 20.01. 13:25 - 14:55 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course aims at offering an introduction to Śaivism, focussing on its history, rituals and theoretical issues. The course covers a timespan of roughly 2000 years, starting with the first mentions of Rudra-Śiva in the Vedas and concluding with a detailed analysis of the Śaiva Tantric traditions.

Please note: classes will ideally take place at the university. However, since the whole Covid 19 situation is unpredictable and in progress, they will be promptly moved online if necessary.

Provisional Program:

1. What is Hinduism?
2. Śiva in the Veda
3. The Upaniṣad: the Śvetāśvatara's case
4. Śiva and the Epics: Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa
5. The Purāṇa: Śiva's mythology
6. Lay-Śaivism: the Śivadharma
7. Tantra: definition and characteristics
8. Tantric Śaivism: the Atimārga
9. Tantric Śaivism: the Mantramārga
10. Śaiva Siddhānta
11. Pratyabhijñā's philosophy 1
12. Pratyabhijñā's philosophy 2
13. Pratyabhijñā's philosophy 3
14. Śiva's iconography

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral Examination at the end of the course

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

No previous knowledge is requested.

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

BA9, EC2/2, MASK 2

Last modified: Fr 08.01.2021 15:08